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Newborn Left in Safe Haven Baby Box is Paying it Forward

Posted at 11:43 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 11:43:46-04

Nearly 13 years ago, Greeley firefighters found a bait tackle box outside their door with a tiny baby inside. Today that baby is almost a teenager who credits this law for giving him a better life.

And now nearly 13 years later  that little boy is growing up.

Tyler Dodd was left outside the station as part of Colorado's safe haven law, where parents can leave newborns with a fire station or hospital no questions asked.

Nearly 13 years old- Tyler loves the outdoors but also wants to pay it forward.

The Dodds preparing to move out of state, can't help but pay tribute to a place and the firefighters that changed their family's fate one last time.